Monday, October 17, 2011

Swimming for Katie...

Good morning everyone, welcome to our part of the blog hop and fundraiser for Katie, if you aren't aware of who Katie is, she is just like us all, a Wife, a Mother of 3, and a Crafter, except what makes Katie different from the rest of us is she was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of the “Swimming for Katie”Blog Hop and Fundraiser came from her recent post here, Katie's story started just before Christmas last year and she is now in Hospital again and is very ill, her wonderful family are with her constantly. You can read all about the hop and her story here
I'm sure you have all heard of the Swimming for Katie campaign but we are just a little reminder just in case you haven't...I'm the first link on this blog hop chain so it all starts here

I used the Keep Swimming Octopus digi for my card, printed out four in different sizes and cut them out, these gorgeous papers are from Magnolia would you believe...I love the spots as they look like bubbles...I used the Keep Swimming flag from the same digi attached to a pin and stuck it into my lush striped ribbon bow

this is not the only digi available to buy for the fundraiser, there are more, each drawn by a different designer and there are stamps for your rubber lovers...hop on over and check them out here there is bound to be something you love...or if you would just like to donate there is a donate button too
This is such a worthy cause, we have all been touched in some way by this horrible disease and this is a way to help in some way, so please is you can please help...but if you cant could you help spread the word that would be fantastic too
your next stop on our hop is to the wonderful
who will have something amazing to show you I'm sure

heres the blog hop list just in case you go astray
Mina (Me)
thanks for taking the time to join in our hop everyone and for reading my long post
Mina xxx


applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' Mina. This is a lovely card and for such a worthwhile cause. I will be following the links and see what I can do.

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

Lisa Jane said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful brave lady and her wonderful family.
Lisa x

Andrea C said...

So sad yet so wonderful that people are so amazing doing this for her. x

Janette said...

So sad Mina, good to do a fundraiser, but still heartbreaking for her family, a lovely card.xx

Sue said...

Hi Mina,I feel for poor Katie and her young family.Great card and lovely ribbon.
Hugs Sue x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
I love the colours and the papers you have used. Fabulous layout. Great creation.
Fiona x

Jak Heath said...

Oh Mina it's gorgeous, thanks for helping out.

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Mina, I love pink and brown together. Lee x

Donna said...

Totally gorgeous card Mina, Love it. I've been following katies blog from last year, such a wonderful woman, a heartbreaking story, I hope a lot of money is raised for Katies family. hugs Donna x

i {heart} papers said...

This is adorable! Love your pin and the big ribbon!

Jane said...

Just beautiful Mina xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous use of the octopus. Love the ribbon and stickpin.

Skylark said...

Your card is fabulous it all goes together so well

coops said...

fabulous card mina and for such a worthy sad.

xx coops xx

Olesia said...

Fantastic card Mina!


Grenouille Greetings said...

Such sweet paper pieced octopi and such a worthy cause, Mina. The prominent banner really says it all! Hugs, Lesley

Danie May said...

What a sweet card for a wonderful cause. I love the polka dots and stripes together and the way you have pinned your banner to the card.

Julie said...

Hi Mina - your make is fabulous!! So inventive and the pink candy stripe ribbon is awesome! Juliexx

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful, Mina! I love the pink & brown. I've been following Katie's story and blog for a while and my heart hurts for her & her family. I've purchased several digis, donated and will be posting a card I'm sending to her. God Bless Katie, her family and those in the papercrafting family who are helping out.

Alice Wertz said...

this is such a fun card, Mina! LOVE the design!

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